LIFE in the Korean War





In Korea, it's known as the "6-2-5 (yug ee oh) War," a reference to June 25, 1950, when the North Korean People's Army invaded the South. Among North Koreans, it's "the Fatherland Liberation War." In America, however, the Korean War is often called "The Forgotten War," a strange, if accurate, phrase to describe a conflict that killed millions of combatants and civilians on both sides -- including almost 40,000 Americans. On the 60th anniversary of the start of the war, LIFE.com remembers -- with a selection of never-before-seen images from Korea by some of the era's finest photographers, and relevant, revealing excerpts from articles that appeared in LIFE at the time....


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